LaserCard Corporation Receives $2.8 Million Order for Costa Rica Foreign Resident Cards

LaserCard Corporation Receives $2.8 Million Order for Costa Rica Foreign Resident Cards

Optical Security Media ID Cards Bolster Border Security

Mountain View, Calif., Sep. 16, 2010–LaserCard Corporation (NASDAQ:LCRD), a leading provider of secure ID solutions, has received a follow-on purchase order valued at approximately $2.8 million to supply Costa Rica’s Immigration Authority with Foreign Resident Cards. The credentials feature LaserCard’s optical security media, the same technology at the heart of the U.S. “Green Card.” Delivery of cards is expected to be completed by the end of December 2010.

“We are pleased to see this regionally important border security program continue to expand,” said Robert DeVincenzi, President and CEO of LaserCard. “The Costa Rican government has shown leadership in its application of advanced, secure credential technology to the challenge of controlling illegal immigration.”

LaserCard’s advanced ID credentials are trusted by governments worldwide in a variety of ID card programs, including citizen ID, foreign resident ID, student ID, government employee ID, vehicle registration and driver licenses.

About LaserCard Corporation

LaserCard Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of secure ID solutions to governments and commercial clients worldwide. It develops, manufactures, and integrates LaserCard® optical security media cards, multi-technology cards, encoders, peripherals, smart and specialty cards, biometrics, and modular software. The Company’s cards and systems are used in various applications, including citizen identification, border security, government service delivery and facility access.

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